Yep, it's finally here ladies and gentleman... it's like Santa came early! It's Makeover week!!! Woooohoooo! I don't know about you, but I look forward to this episode every season. Don't get me wrong... I love all the special beat downs by Bob and the crazy challenges given by Allison... BUT... let's be honest, I love a good makeover. Not to mention, these men were starting to look like lumberjacks.
Well, before we could get into the fun stuff we had a challenge... and not just ANY challenge... it was the Put-the-Weight-Back-On Challenge. If you watched last season, you know that was NOT my finest moment. I had to carry 109 pounds, and about 100 yards into the challenge my back went out... I'm talking full-blown back spasm. That weight took me down like a ton of bricks!! I will tell you it is so hard physically, but what I didn't expect was how hard it was emotionally. Here you are being forced to put back on the weight that made you so broken. It's such a real reminder as to what you actually allowed to happen to your body. It's heartbreaking.
As if just completing this challenge wasn't hard enough, Allison sweetened the pot. The contestant who finished this race first got a one-pound advantage on the scale. So, let me just break this down for you. Okay, these contestants are getting small... really SMALL. It's hard enough to pull good numbers on the scale each week when you're still big, but at the end, it's like trying to squeeze water out of a rock. Also, let's not forget this weigh-in was crucial because it determined the Final Four!!! I remember last season Jay from the Green Team said, "Listen, it's great to win and all, but really, if you make the Final Four, you win too." Really, he was right. Everyone remembers the Final Four from season to season.
Anyway, the race started, and for pretty much the first half of the course, it was Sunny, John and Antone side by side. The three of them were pushing each other hard. About three-fourths of the way up, John and Antone pulled ahead, leaving Sunny behind. It was a fight to the finish, but in the end, John won the one-pound advantage and first place in the challenge. In true Allison style, there was a surprise. The contestants were told that it was Makeover Week, sponsored by Progresso soup. They each won a year's supply of soup and $5,000!!! Awesome! The quote of the day HAS to go to Sunny... "Who has two thumbs and loves soup and money? THIS girl!" Hysterical.
We started off the makeovers with some good old-fashioned pampering... Beverly Hills style! Believe me, at this point this was just what the doctor ordered for these contestants. They've earned it!! Celebrity stylist Jeannie Mai was introduced. She took the contestants on a NO-BUDGET shopping spree... while Ken Paves (hairstylist to the stars) gave them new hair glam! Jeannie looked like a ball, but I can tell you from experience, Ken Paves is the master... love you, Ken!!! Anyway, after much primping and shopping, the contestants walked the red carpet in true style at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Little did they know, their loved ones waited inside. One by one, each contestant reunited with the loves of their lives. Awesome. I have to say, of all the makeovers this season, Becky won the prize!! I might just be a little biased because she went very short with the hair, and you ALL know I love a good short haircut! :)
The rest of the episode was more getting to know the contestants' families. Bob took time out to meet each family member and have a conversation to get them up to speed on the progress. It was only days before these contestants were to face the challenges of home. Next, we had the Last-Chance Workout, and before we knew it... it was time to weigh in. Moment of truth.
I'll give you a little inside info... although Makeover Week is fun and so worth it, it usually brings low numbers on the scale. The schedule is so packed with shopping and primping, there's little time to work out... Hello stress!! Most of the numbers this week were pretty good on the scale. I was sad to see Sunny only lose one pound, which put her under the yellow line with Antone. In the end, the contestants chose to send Sunny home. Sunny, you did amazing, and I have to say you represented the girls of BL proud!!!! I can't wait to see you at the live finale!!
Did I just say LIVE FINALE?? Yep, I did. It's almost time... can you believe it? We're about to crown another Biggest Loser!! Who do you think is gonna take it all?? Leave your guesses in the comments... I want to hear what you think!! Until next week...
Health & Happiness,